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GIF file extension

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What is GIF and how you can convert GIF file?

Our Free online image converter allow you to convert your image GIF ( Graphics Interchange Format ) format. Upload your GIF file and then select the format type you want to convert to, after the conversion is completed you can download the converted image file instantly or by email.

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GIF Extension

GIF file definition

GIF (Graphical Interchange Format file) is an image format that is used to share animated video clips over the web, it is heavily used to express people's feelings and It is the 2nd most common used image format in the internet. GIF files are lossless format which means size is reduced while maintaining high quality. GIF files can be found in advertisements, email marketing or anywhere that needs a bit of action. You can convert GIF with filezigzag to 28 other format.

Technical details for GIF file

GIF file format was designed by Compuserve for online and web usage. It is an image file that uses bitmap images that supports up to 8 bits/pixel, it also has a 24- bit color space. GIF file format is used in web graphics and it is highly popular because of it’s ability to animate images. It contains up to 265 colors from a reference paletteGIF uses LZW (Lempel Zev Welch) compression format which eliminates unused data to ensure a better quality image at a minimum file size. GIF image can have 2 colors (black and white) as a minimum number. Less colors conduct a better file compression.

File extension

.gif

Programs that open GIF files

Windows:
Microsoft Windows PhotosMicrosoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo ViewerMicrosoft Windows Photo Viewer
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X8Corel PaintShop Pro X8
ACD Systems CanvasACD Systems Canvas
ACD Systems ACDSeeACD Systems ACDSee
Laughingbird The Logo CreatorLaughingbird The Logo Creator
Nuance PaperPortNuance PaperPort
Nuance OmniPage UltimateNuance OmniPage Ultimate
Roxio Creator NXT ProRoxio Creator NXT Pro
Other picture viewer or Web browserOther picture viewer or Web browser
Mac:
Apple PreviewApple Preview
Apple SafariApple Safari
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator
Laughingbird The Logo CreatorLaughingbird The Logo Creator
Roxio ToastRoxio Toast
Other picture viewer or Web browserOther picture viewer or Web browser








Linux:
GIMPGIMP
Other picture viewer or Web browserOther picture viewer or Web browser
Web:
Google DriveGoogle Drive


iOS:
Google DriveGoogle Drive
Android:
Google DriveGoogle Drive

Developed by:

CompuServe

GIF MIME type:

image/gif

Other GIF conversions

FileZigZag can convert GIF files to the following formats:

gif to 3gp (Third Generation Mobile Devices)
gif to avi (Audio Video Interleave File)
gif to asf (Advanced Systems Format File)
gif to flv (Digital Picture Exchange)
gif to mp4 (MPEG-4 Part 14)
gif to mov (Apple QuickTime Movie)
gif to mpg (Moving Pictures Experts Group)
gif to mpeg (MPEG Movie)
gif to wmv (Windows Media Video)
gif to bmp (Windows bitmap)
gif to dpx (Digital Picture Exchange)
gif to jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
gif to jpg (Joint Photographic Group)
gif to pam (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
gif to pbm (Portable Bitmap Graphic)
gif to pcx (Personal Computer eXchange)
gif to pgm (Platinum group metals)
gif to png (Portable Network Graphic)
gif to ppm (Portable Pixelmap Graphic)
gif to ras (Sun Raster Graphic)
gif to sgi (Silicon Graphics IRIS Graphic)
gif to tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
gif to tif (Tagged Image File)
gif to tiff (Tag Image File)
gif to yuv (Image raster graphics)
gif to 7z (7-Zip Archive)
gif to zip (Zip Archive)


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